July 12, 2017  /   Philadelphia

Spark Mentorships Pave a Path to a Successful Future

Lorelai moved to Philadelphia filled with potential! But as a new student, she struggled to stay engaged in class, get along with her peers and work toward her goals. 

Lorelai joined Spark as an 8th grader at John Barry Promise Academy. Through her Spark Mentorship, she learned about radio production at the city’s National Public Radio affiliate, WHYY, and engineering at Pennoni, where she designed a smart house for her Spark Project. Through her mentorships, Lorelai gained confidence and critical social-emotional skills. She graduated middle school as the valedictorian of her class and was accepted to the prestigious Carver High School of Engineering and Science.

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